Gammon

Definition of Gammon

Gam´mon   Pronunciation: găm´mŭn
n.1.The buttock or thigh of a hog, salted and smoked or dried; the lower end of a flitch.
v. t.1.To make bacon of; to salt and dry in smoke.
[imp. & p. p. Gammoned (găm"mŭnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Gammoning.]
n.1.Backgammon.
2.A victory in the game of backgammon in which one player gammons another, i. e., the winner bears off all of his pieces before his opponent bears off any pieces; as, he won the match with three gammons in a row.
3.An imposition or hoax; humbug.
v. t.1.To beat in the game of backgammon, before an antagonist has been able to get his "men" or counters home and withdraw any of them from the board; as, to gammon a person. In certain variants of the game one who gammons an opponent scores twice the normal value of the game.
2.To impose on; to hoax; to cajole.
1.(Naut.) To fasten (a bowsprit) to the stem of a vessel by lashings of rope or chain, or by a band of iron.

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